There is always talk of transition when it comes to sport. The younger generation is expected to carry forward the baton. These promising young talents capture the attention of fans and experts. They are the ones on whom the sport hinges all its expectations. Cricket is no different either. There are few young players on the radar in international cricket who are expected to take their game to the next level. These players have the potential to dominate world cricket in the coming decade and these Players Who Could Win The ‘Cricketer Of The Decade’ .
We look at 7 such Players Who Could Win The ‘Cricketer Of The Decade’ award in the upcoming decade:
#7 Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran is a gifted cricketer. He is one of the most exciting talents coming out of the West Indies. Chris Gayle saw a younger version of himself in Pooran. He expected Pooran to carry forward the Caribbean legacy. Pooran’s bat swing is one of the best in the game. He is a proven IPL performer as well. His athleticism has also earned a lot of attention. His ODI numbers are brilliant. He will be looking to make a name for himself across formats. Pooran is a talent to watch out for.
#6 Marnus Labuschagne
The 27-year old Marnus Labuschagne is one of the most promising players in world cricket. He has taken to Test cricket as fish takes to water. Labuschagne is currently ranked number 3 in Tests. His average of 60.8 is plain outstanding. He has proven to be an ideal foil for Steve Smith. Labuschagne is expected to be the next Australian captain. There is a lot riding on his shoulders. He will certainly be a big name come to the end of the decade.
#5 Cameron Green
Cameron Green was touted to be a superstar even before he made his Australian debut. Green is an allrounder Australia has been missing for so long. He can be the ideal number 6 across formats. He can bowl the big hard ball. Green’s big-hitting abilities have already received rave reviews. He is surely the next big thing in Australian cricket.
#4 Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill is arguably the next big superstar of Indian cricket. Gill won admirers with his batting right since his U-19 days in 2018. He made his much-awaited Test debut in Australia. Gill laid the platform for India’s historic win at the Gabba in Brisbane. He hasn’t done much of note post that epic series but count him out on your own peril. His class is here to stay!
#3 Kyle Jamieson
Kyle Jamieson has stormed world cricket with his exploits. He won the ‘player of the match’ award in the WTC finals. His Test bowling average is outstanding. Jamieson’s all-round brilliance has capture cricket lovers’ attention. He was the 2nd highest-paid player in the 2021 IPL Auctions. He is surely going to record some great numbers in the coming decade.
#2 Babar Azam
Babar Azam is arguably Pakistan’s best batsman of the 21st century. He has ignited the hopes of a million Pakistani fans through his batting. Azam’s cover drives are a thing of beauty. His numbers across formats have been nothing short of brilliant.
#1 Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant is the poster boy of world cricket currently. There is little wrong Pant can do at the moment. He fashioned famous Indian wins against Australia and England. Pant is India’s currently one of the most valuable players across formats. Pant if he lives up to the expectations can light up the whole decade.